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tombstone

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1951,0203.1

  • Description

    Altar-shaped tombstone, with focus and bolster and eight lines of an inscription, a pattern on the left side and a jug on the right side.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 390 millimetres
    • Width: 220 millimetres
    • Thickness: 170 millimetres
    • Weight: 23 kilograms
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        face
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Transliteration

        D(is) M(anibus) [s(acrum)] / {C} Elie Maxsi/me q(uae) u(ixit) an(nos) X / et Elio Alex/sandro q(ui) u(ixit) / an(nos) IIX Elius Fe/luminus pa/t(er) pient(issimis) f(i)l(iis) f(aciendum) c(urauit)
      • Inscription Comment

        last line probably intended to read T(ER).PIENT(ISSIMIS).FIL(IIS).F(ACIENDVM) C(VRAVIT)
  • Curator's comments

    Probably a modern import.

  • Bibliography

    • R I B I, 2324, p. 731 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Said to have been foundc.1840-50 at Petham, near Canterbury.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1951,0203.1

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